TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Oklahoma men’s tennis team swept the Alabama Four-in-the-Fall tournament with singles wins in both brackets. Freshman Jake van Emburgh took home the Houndstooth draw title while Ferran Calvo was the Crimson flight champion.
“Both guys faced some adversity early today in their matches but handled it nicely,” said head coach Nick Crowell of Calvo and van Emburgh.
In the Crimson final, Calvo dropped the first set to Tulane’s Tim Reutzel before bouncing back to control the second and third frames, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
“When Ferran is moving well and going after his shots he can really play at a high level,” said Crowell. “Today he showed that. He fights for every point and that is one of our main focuses right now as a team.”
Calvo’s three-set victory was good for his second consecutive fall singles title. The junior, who transferred to OU prior to the season, won the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational during the opening weekend of play and moves to 10-0 in his career at Oklahoma.
Van Emburgh cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Edson Ortiz from Alabama in the Houndstooth final for his first tournament victory as a Sooner. “Jake came back from a 1-3 deficit early but really found his range with his ground strokes and serve. He only dropped serve twice in the whole tournament which shows he was staying very focused and playing well,” Crowell said.
In the Crimson consolation round, Bertsch fell to Terrell Whitehurst (FSU), 6-4, 6-0. Davis was defeated by Mississippi State’s Trevor Foshey, 6-0, 6-4 in the Houndstooth consolation flight.
In the Tiburon Challenger, Spencer Papa was defeated by Kaichi Uchida (Japan) in a match that went the distance, 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-3.
At the Fountain Valley Pro Circuit tournament, Alex Bakshi and Adrian Oetzbach await third-round matches. Bakshi is slated to face Nicholas Shamma (USA) while Oetzbach with take on Japan's Hironori Koyanagi.
Results and draws have been updated below.
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Day One Results (Alabama-Four-in-the-Fall)
CRIMSON DRAW - SINGLES RESULTS (FIRST ROUND)
Bertsch def. Janglin (Rice), 6-3, 6-3
Calvo def. Zhou (ALA), 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1
Tim Reutzel (TUL) def. Bertch, 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-5
Calvo def. Whitehurst (FSU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
HOUNDSTOOTH DRAW (FIRST ROUND)
Davis def. Stuckey (ALA), 6-0, 6-0
Van Emburgh def. Somers (ND), 6-2, 6-3
Davis def. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU), 6-4, 6-4
Van Emburgh def. Eric Wagner (TUL), 6-1, 6-3
Whitehurst/Whitehurst (FSU) def. Bertsch/van Emburgh, 8-5
Calvo/Davis def. Budic/Chakravarthi (ILL), 8-4
Day Two Results
CRIMSON DRAW - SINGLES RESULTS (SEMIFINAL)
Calvo def. Florian Broska (MSU) 6-1, 6-2
Bertsch def. Jan Pallares (MEM), 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3
HOUNDSTOOTH DRAW (SEMIFINAL)
Van Emburgh def.Trevor Foshey (MSU), 6-4, 6-4
Edson Ortiz (ALA) def. Davis, 6-2, 7-5
Day Three Results
CRIMSON DRAW (FINAL)
Calvo def. Tim Reutzel (TUL), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) def. Bertsch, 6-4, 6-0
HOUNDSTOOTH DRAW (FINAL)
Van Emburgh def. Edson Ortiz (ALA), 6-3, 6-2
Trevor Foshy (MSU) def. Davis, 6-0, 6-4
Day One Results (Fountain Valley Pro Circuit)
Bakshi def. Joseph Rotheram (USA), 6-1, 6-1
Oetzbach def. Phillip Hjorth (Denmark), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Day Two Results
Bakshi def. Gustavo De Oliveira Cruz (Brazil), 6-2, 6-2 6-1
Oetzbach def. Antonio Ruiz-Rosales (Mexico), 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
Day Three Draws
Bakshi vs. Nicholas Shamma (USA)
Oetzbach vs. Hironori Koyanagi (Japan)
Day One Results (Tiburon Challenger)
Papa def. Emilio Gomez (Ecuador), 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-5
Day Two Results
Kaichi Uchida (Japan) def. Papa, 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-3